Friday, July 18, 2014

The law changes and I don't. How I stand vis-à-vis the law at any given moment depends on the law. The law can change from state to state, from nation to nation, from city to city. I guess I have to go by a higher law. How's that? Yeah, I consider myself a road man for the lords of karma. ~ Hunter S. Thompson




"The pioneers of a warless world are the youth that refuse military service."  - Albert Einstein


  
"I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in." - George McGovern


  
"They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason." - Ernest Hemmingway














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US Weaponizes Nearly Every Major World Conflict | Brainwash Update

congrats amerika!! you are exponentially the most efficient and proficient killers of and in the world


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"Evacuate to Where?"






The deadliest

 I remember this day 1984, no one spoke of this then as being a 'terrorist' incident':  A gunman massacred 21 people and injured 15 others at a McDonald's restaurant in the San Ysidro section of San Diego, California.

This '84 incident and the 1991 Lubys incident were then quickly swept under the rug and forgotten. The lubys mass shooting was the most deadliest until

  1) Vaginia tec
                                                       
 2) Sandy Hook
                                                        
3) Lubys

I remember in college back in the early 80's (maybe 1982),  my social work instructor told us at a time when, there was a large stigma attached to hiv/aids, the disease was finally being scrutinized after rich white folks started dieing:  'if we did not know or were kin to anyone with the disease we most assuredly would by the end of the the decade'. Frighten me because I would be working and caring for these individuals and she was true to her word.  I knew folks that had it, were dieing of it and just plain afraid.

Today i can confidently proclaim the same with gunshots: That if we do not know anyone who has died from a gunshot or disfigured from a billy club we will by the end of the decade. And prolly the police are the active shooters/killers.  50 cops shot some bank robbers and killed a civilian yesterday......I will just say that as a soldier i would take a bullet for an innocent......unlike the cowards we call protectors here, wanna be soldiers. Hey guys if your goal is to go home every night then pick another line of work, we pay you to take bullets for civilians not beat or shoot them. 

Sadly, three days later in '84 after San Ysidro i knew someone, my mother took her own life........gunshot to the head


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Kiev deployed powerful surface-to-air missile systems to E. Ukraine ahead of the Malaysian plane crash - reports:
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More Ukrainian soldiers killed as fighting rages in east, peace move flops:
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Ukraine rebels reclaim village on Russian border:
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Russia: US sanctions revenge for Ukrainian failure, Moscow may retaliate:
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Israel orders ground offensive in Gaza:
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Israeli tanks shelling Gaza rehab hospital: director:
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Wave of protests worldwide demand end to Gaza slaughter: Video -
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society. Emerson

We are not powerless. We have tremendous potential for good or ill. How we choose to use that power is up to us; but first we must choose to use it. We're told every day, "You can't change the world." But the world is changing every day. Only question is...who's doing it? You or somebody else?
~ J. Michael Straczynski



No destiny seems to me more enviable than that of an artist who can permit himself to observe the world around him and to reproduce it in his own way. 
 
Ondaatje, Michael. 1992. The English Patient VIAthetwistedmind, a Gemini shush

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NBC News Pulls Reporter from Gaza After Witnessing Israeli Attack on Children

By Glenn Greenwald

Yesterday, Mohyeldin witnessed and then reported on the brutal killing by Israeli planes of four young boys as they played soccer on a beach in Gaza City.
 








As a new round of violence kicks off in Israel-Palestine and more children are killed, it's time to take definitive non-violent action to end this nightmare. Our governments and companies have continued to aid, trade and invest in the violence, but we can help stop it if we call on key banks, pension funds and businesses to pull out their investments -- add your voice now:


SIGN THE PETITION
As a new round of violence kicks off in Israel-Palestine and more children are killed, it's not enough just to call for another ceasefire. It’s time to take definitive non-violent action to end this decades long nightmare. Our governments have failed -- while they have talked peace and passed UN resolutions, they and our companies have continued to aid, trade and invest in the violence. The only way to stop this hellish cycle of Israel confiscating Palestinian lands, daily collective punishment of innocent Palestinian families, Hamas firing rockets, and Israel bombing Gaza is to make the economic costof this conflict too high to bear.

We know it works -- when EU countries issued guidelines not to fund the illegal Israeli settlements it caused an earthquake in the cabinet, and when citizens successfully persuaded a Dutch pension fund, PGGM, to withdraw, it created a political storm.

This may not feel like a direct way to stop the current killing, but history tells us that raising the financial cost of oppression can pave a path to peace. Click to call on 6 key banks, pension funds and businesses to pull out -- If we all take smart action now and turn up the heat, they could withdraw, the Israeli economy will take a hit, and we can turn the calculation of the extremists politically profiting from this hell upside down:


https://secure.avaaz.org/en/israel_palestine_this_is_how_it_ends_loc/?binitdb&v=42612

In the last five weeks three Israeli teenagers were murdered in the West Bank, a Palestinian boy was burnt alive, an American kid was brutally beaten up by Israeli police, and now over 40 Gazan kids have died in Israeli air strikes. This is not the “Middle East conflict”, it's becoming a war on children. And we are becoming numb to this global shame.The media makes out like this is an intractable conflict between two equal warring parties, but it is not. Palestinian extremists' attacks on innocent civilians must be condemned and ended but the root of the conflict lies elsewhere -- in the dispossession of the Palestinian people. Israel currently occupies, colonises, bombs, raids, and controls the water, trade and the borders of a legally free nation that has been recognised by the United Nations. In Gaza, Israel has created the largest open-air prison in the world, and then blockaded it. Now as bombs fall, the families, literally have no way to get out. These are war crimes and we wouldn't accept that anywhere else, why accept it in Palestine? Half a century ago Israel and its Arab neighbours went to war and Israel occupied the West Bank and Gaza. Occupying territory after war happens all the time. But no military occupation should turn into a decades long tyranny which only fuels and benefits extremists who use terror to target the innocent. And who suffers? The majority of loving families on both sides that just want freedom and peace.

To many, particularly in Europe and North America, calling for companies to withdraw investments from financing or taking part in Israel's occupation of Palestine sounds completely biased. But it’s not -- this is the most potent non-violent strategy to end the ritual violence, ensure 
Israelis' security and achieve Palestinian freedom. Israel’s power and wealth dwarfs Palestine, and if it refuses to end its illegal occupation, the world must act to make the cost unbearable.Dutch pension fund, ABP, invests in Israeli banks that help fund the colonisation of Palestine. Massive banks like Barclays invest in suppliers of Israeli arms and other occupation businesses. Computer giant Hewlett-Packard supplies sophisticated surveillance to control the movement of Palestinians. And Caterpillar provides bulldozers that are used to demolish Palestinian homes and farms. If we can create the biggest global call ever to get these companies to pull out, we will show clearly that the world will no longer be complicit in this bloodshed. The Palestinian people are calling on the world to support this path and progressive Israelis support it too. Let’s join them: 

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/israel_palestine_this_is_how_it_ends_loc/?binitdb&v=42612

Our community has worked to bring peace, hope, and change to some of the world’s toughest conflicts, and often that means taking difficult positions to address the root cause. For years our community has looked for a political solution to this nightmare, but with this new round of horror unfolding in Gaza, the time has come to turn to sanctions and disinvestment to finally help end the horror for Israelis and Palestinians.

With hope and determination,

Alice, Fadi, Ben, Laila, Anna, Ricken, Jo, Nell, Mais and the entire Avaaz team

MORE INFORMATION:

UN independent expert calls for boycott of businesses profiting from Israeli settlements (UN)
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=43376#.U7_ynqhMrRI

12 more EU countries warn against trade with Israeli settlements (Haaretz)
http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.603030

Israelis, Palestinians Pro Peace Process, but Not Hopeful (Gallup)
http://www.gallup.com/poll/161456/israelis-palestinians-pro-peace-process-not-hopeful.aspx

Under pressure, a strong EU-Israel relationship faces uncertain future (Middle East Monitor)
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/articles/debate/9675-under-pressure-a-strong-eu-israel-relationshi...

Israel-Gaza conflict: 80 per cent of Palestinians killed by Israeli strikes are civilians, UN report says (The Independent)
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israelgaza-conflict-80-per-cent-of-palestinians-killed-by-israeli-strikes-are-civilians-un-report-says-9606397.html

Rule 156. Definition of War Crimes (ICRC)
http://www.icrc.org/customary-ihl/eng/docs/v1_cha_chapter44_rule156

Palestinians: Most Gaza dead are children, women, elderly (Haaretz)
http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.604443

Caught on Tape: US Teen Allegedly Beaten by Israeli Police (ABC News)
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/caught-tape-us-teen-tariq-abu-khdeir-allegedly-24449873

A policy of displacement (Visualizing Palestine)
http://visualizingpalestine.org/infograhic/a-policy-of-displacement

Exposing the Israeli Occupation Industry
http://www.whoprofits.org/

Additional sources for this campaign:
http://avaaz.org/en/israel_palestine_this_is_how_it_ends_sources_a/?blast</






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........maybe she won with the populist vote here:  "Chief Mankiller
 seems this mankill'en is epidemic, as ubiquitous as the cemetery and urn, the pire, dirge and dust and such, soon none will care as man is all gone on, man is no more here.............Chief  Allgone
   











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let's hope the apple doesn't fall far from the tree....Rand?

tis not o-key to look the other way..................we do not have the right to do what is wrong, then who must choose which child is to die so that we may live as we wish?
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Posted: 16 Jul 2014 01:11 PM PDT
16 July 2014
Free palestine march cape town - An estimated 40 000 people in Cape Town marched in solidarity with Gaza today, 16 June and gathered outside Parliament's main gates, calling for the Israeli ambassador to South Africa to be expelled and an end to trade ties between South Africa and Israel.
The huge crowd, which stretched over several city blocks, held aloft scores of banners and posters, calling for an end to the violence in Palestine's Gaza Strip.
                  


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Infrastructure destruction in Gaza throws doubt on Israeli motives:
Israeli claims that its air strikes are aimed at rocket launching sites, but Gazans complain that the sorties are also targeting infrastructure ranging from fishing boats to schools


Israel buys tweets to promote Gaza escalation:
PM Netanyahu's twitter account uses promoted tweets seeking to build support for the escalation in the Gaza Strip.


Rebel clashes in Yemen leave 35 fighters dead: officials:
The officials say the Hawthi rebels, who belong to a Shiite sect, have been battling their conservative Sunni rivals from one of Yemen's largest tribes, backed by a local army unit, in Jouf province since Tuesday, July 15.


Yemen: 10 million Yemenis still struggle for food: -
A new United Nations survey has found that over 10 million Yemenis - more than 40 per cent of the population - do not know where their next meal will come from.


15 ISIL rebels killed in Mosul:
"The Iraqi Air Force targeted the ISIL shelters in the Right Side of Mosul to kill 15 of them including, Abdul Aziz al-Maytoni, who is responsible for the assassinations."


Iraqi forces retreat from ISIS-held Tikrit:
Iraq state forces have retreated from the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit, held by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants, after a renewed effort to take back the city was met with heavy opposition, according to a soldier who fought in the operation on Wednesday.


ISIS Militants Captured 52 American-Made Artillery Weapons That Cost $500,000 Each
These U.S.-supplied artillery pieces have a range of up to 20 miles and can also be outfitted with GPS aiming systems. The howitzers' range could place Baghdad, as well as many other major Iraqi cities, squarely within bombardment range of ISIS.


Crack in the Caliphate? ISIS Executes Dozens of its Own Men in Iraq and Syria:
Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi may have announced himself the undisputed caliph of the Islamic State, but there are many in the ranks who are opposing ISIS. Taking its internal fights to the streets, the ISIS recently executed 12 of its own Sunni militants in Saadiya.


War criminal :
Dick Cheney: I Have No Regrets About the Iraq War:
But former Vice President Dick Cheney has no regrets. "I believed in it then," Cheney told Politico's Mike Allen. "I look back on it now, it was absolutely the right thing to do."


A few thousand dollars - the price of life for civilians killed in war zones:
The United States frequently paid $2,500 in response to the death of a civilian in Iraq, and continues make payouts around this amount in Afghanistan. In contrast, the U.S. government pays families of U.S. soldiers killed in those countries a death gratuity of $100,000.


At least four killed in Damascus following Assad inauguration ceremony:
Syria's state news agency SANA reported that mortars struck the center of the capital immediately after Assad's speech at his swearing in ceremony for his third term ended.


Syria's President Assad says the Arab Spring is dead (+video)
 Syrian President Bashar al-Assad mocked the failures of the Arab Spring in a defiant speech at his swearing in ceremony for a third term in office today. President Assad signaled his intent to serve the full seven-year term.


Bush's "Redirection" and the Rise of ISIS:
It is good to remember that the policy that led to this mess was initiated under the Bush Administration, with full cognizance of the possibility that it could result in severe terroristic and destabilizing blowback. It was in 2007 that the U.S. and Saudi Arabia launched what Seymour Hersh, "the Redirection."


How the West bankrolls Isis:
Millions from governments and NGOs funding radical Islamic terror group


35 militants killed in air strike, says Pak army:
The Pakistani military said its jets killed 35 suspected militants today as part of an anti-Taliban offensive.


US murders 13 people in northwest Pakistan:
Another security official said as many as 20 people may have been killed in the strike. He said the attack took place around 2:00am (2100 GMT) while an important meeting was going on in the compound.


Afghanistan: Major attack foiled in Paktia, 19 alledged suicide bombers/militants killed:
According to the local security officials, a group of 20 militants including 10 suicide bombers were looking to carry out coordinated attack in this province.


War criminals go free as:
US drone protester sentenced to 1 year in jail:
 A grandmother of three was sentenced to one year at the Onondaga County jail Thursday in DeWitt Town Court after she was found guilty of violating an order of protection while protesting at Hancock Air Base.


Ukraine: At least 30 civilians killed in latest attack as government battles to control eastern regions:
Yuri crouches to cradle the lifeless body of Ira, his ex-wife, to his cheek. Her blood is smeared across his face. Next to her, Ira's teenage sister lies face down with her foot poking from beneath a blanket. In the courtyard their parents lie next to a children's swing set. "I will slit these Ukrainian bastards' throats," he said.


Airstrike in eastern Ukraine kills 11 civilians:
An airstrike in eastern Ukraine sent an apartment building crumpling to the ground Tuesday, killing at least 11 people and adding to the steadily mounting civilian death toll. Rebels pinned the attack on the Ukrainian air force. The government swiftly denied blame but was not immediately able to offer an alternative explanation.


More Ukrainian soldiers killed as fighting rages in east, peace move flops:
Ukraine's military said 11 more troops were killed in the space of 24 hours, mostly in clashes near the frontier..


Ukraine rebels reclaim village:
Rebels said they retook a village near the Russian border from government forces Wednesday as both sides pressed to claim territory in eastern Ukraine


U.S. hits oil giant Rosneft, other firms with toughest Russia sanctions:
The targeted companies also include Russia's second-largest gas producer, Novatek, Vnesheconombank, or VEB, a state-owned bank that acts as payment agent for the Russian government, and eight arms firms.


Russia to reopen Cuban mega-base to spy on America - report:
Moscow and Havana have reportedly reached an agreement on reopening the SIGINT facility in Lourdes, Cuba - once Russia's largest foreign base of this kind - which was shut down in 2001 due to financial problems and under US pressure.


A Real American Hero:
Navy nurse rejects force-feed of Gitmo prisoners:
The nurse decided against being a participant after deciding the practice was criminal.. Southern Command spokesman Army Col. Greg Julian confirms the report. He says it is the first time a Navy nurse has refused to tube-feed a hunger-striking prisoner. He says the nurse is a lieutenant and has been assigned to other duties


Nigeria: 27 Killed in Fresh Borno Village Attack:
Seven others who were said to have attempted to bury their dead relatives in the Sabon Gari graveyard were also killed on Wednesday morning as the insurgents came back again, our source revealed.


Fresh attacks on Libya airport push death toll to 30:
Libya's international airport in capital Tripoli has been under renewed attack on Wednesday with the death toll reaching 30, according to security sources.


Militias Clash At Libyan Airport For Fourth Day:
The control tower and 20 aircraft have been damaged by shelling at Libya's main airport in Tripoli as fighting continued there for a fourth day.


Zintan militia in control of Libya airport:
Fighters from Libya's Zintan militia, armed with anti-aircraft guns and mortars, have fanned out across Tripoli's airport, transformed into a battlefield by two days of fighting that has cut the capital off from the outside world.


Libyan militants return from Iraq and Syria to fight ex-general Haftar:
Libyan jihadists fighting in Syria and Iraq are returning home to fight the breakaway (CIA) militia led by Khalifa Haftar, who has recently emerged as a serious threat to the country's Islamists, security and military sources toldAsharq Al-Awsat.


Libya in mortal danger:
The only feasible way in and out of the country is currently the border crossing into Tunisia. This is already crowded and frequently shut by disputes between Libyan and Tunisian border authorities.


Assange arrest warrant upheld by Swedish court:
Swedish Judge Lena Egelin was quick to dismiss the legal challenge to Assange's arrest warrant, but noted that the decision could still be appealed.


Bush and Chaney walk free as : Actress who sent Obama ricin sentenced to 18 years:
The Texas actress who admitted sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and then-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday, the U.S. attorney's office said